Abstract for: The crises of water and population: The case of central Iran

This paper is about the shortage of water resources in the central part of Iran -Isfahan while the region faces rapidly growth of the population. The study utilizes the system dynamics approach. The model consists of the following three main parts: water consumption, water resources and population. We will account for the current policies and the current population growth rate in hope of preventing a catastrophic failure in less than two decades from now. So, emigration, birth control policies and major changes in the consumption style are evaluated.